Raja Rammohan Roy
Arts  /  Published 27.08.22

The portrait of a reformist

Raja Rammohan Roy’s sestercentennial birth anniversary was celebrated in an eponymous exhibition (May 22June 15) curated by Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya and held at Gallery Charubasona. A wide range o...
By Soumitra Das

West Bengal  /  Published 01.08.22

Persian history: Ode to Sikhs

Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, wrote to Aurangzeb about his moral victory over the Mughal emperor in the 1705 Battle of Chamkaur in the same language that Raja Rammohan Roy used in a newspape...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.07.22

Leading light

The celebrations of Raja Rammohan Roy’s 250th  birth anniversary have highlighted his social and religious reforms. But his focus on English education could be more pertinent, giv...
By Rita Bhimani

News  /  Published 23.05.22

Alsoc & St Xavier’s present play on 500th anniversary of St Ignatius’s conversion

Students of Rammohan Mission High School take part in a walk from Prince Anwar Shah Road in south Kolkata to Madhusudan Mancha to celebrate the 250th birth anniversary of Raja Rammohan Roy on Sunday. ...
By The Telegraph in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 23.05.22

Heritage Commission members pay homage to Raja Rammohan Roy

Members of the West Bengal Heritage Commission led by its chairperson and painter Shuvaprasanna on Sunday visited the ancestral home of 18th Century Bengali polymath Raja Rammohan Roy and few other hi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty


News  /  Published 16.04.22

Rally calls for unity on Poila Baisakh

“Bengal is not one-dimensional. Like a large river fed by tributaries, the Bengali way of life, as we know it now, has been enriched by several cultures. We must preserve that plural culture aga...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.03.22

Lit fest back at Kolkata book fair

Back after a year’s break, the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair is already a big success, both in terms of footfall and sale. So on hindsight, the organisers of the Kolkata Literature Festiv...
By Our Special Correspondent in Salt Lake

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.21

Democracy and the Argumentative Indian

"Just consider how terrible the day of your death will be./ Others will go on speaking, and you will not be able to argue back.” Amartya Sen quotes Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s poem to demons...
By Faisal C.K

Opinion  /  Published 19.07.21

Rammohun Roy: The radical Raja

On April 27, 1832, in a letter to an English friend, Rammohun Roy spoke of the ethical relevance of political and religious reform. What he wrote is worth quoting: “The struggles are not merely ...
By Sukalyan Chanda

Calcutta  /  Published 31.05.21

Theft at Rammohan Roy Museum museum, one held

Several brass items were stolen from Raja Rammohan Roy Museum, on Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road in north Calcutta, allegedly when the caretaker was away in his hometown, police said. A man identified...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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